Although the agreement with the U.S. government does not land the technology giant in any trouble for now, it could still face repercussions.
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A Cumulative Update for Internet Explorer fixes 37 vulnerabilities, one of which is old and publicly-disclosed, although not especially severe.
A dozen vulnerabilities mean new versions of Flash Player and AIR on all platforms, including iOS and Android.
Correction. Law enforcement located Silk Road by finding and accessing a server that wasn't supposed to be public. When others do this the government calls it a felony.
A security researcher got an eyeful of a sex worker's client base when he investigated a VoIP service whose disposable "burner" phone numbers are being recycled.
Correction. Citing problems in testing, the company has delayed the release of a critical patch for Acrobat and Reader for one week.
Standardized procedure on threat filtering isn't working out so well; to avoid being a 'target' today's organization needs an updated threat strategy.
The iCloud hack has cast Apple in a poor security light. Yes, the company dropped the ball on this one, but it is a leader in many other ways.
These so-called "trusted third-parties" may be the most important tech companies you've never heard of. ZDNet reveals how these companies work as middlemen or "brokers" of customer data between ISPs and phone companies, and the U.S. government.
On Tuesday, about the time that Microsoft issues its Patch Tuesday Windows updates, Adobe will release new versions of Reader and Acrobat.